REMINDER: MoDOT to Hold Public Meeting About Planned Route 54 Improvements in Jefferson City

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation will host a public meeting to discuss recently-unveiled plans to make improvements to U.S. Route 54 in northern Jefferson City.   

Motorists and area residents are invited to the meeting, which will take place from on Tuesday, January 10 at the John G. Christy Municipal Building, at 320 East McCarty Street in Jefferson City. Those in attendance will be able to examine the proposed improvements, ask questions, and leave comments for MoDOT staff from 4 until 5:30 p.m.  

“We have a number of proposed improvements for the public to review,” said Central District engineer Machelle Watkins. “Plans include widening U.S. Route 54 to six lanes from the Roy Blunt Bridge over the Missouri River to the U.S. Route 63/Missouri Route 94 interchange. The project also includes restriping the eastbound lanes of Route 54 on the Blunt Bridge, to expand from three lanes to four.” 

Watkins added that the Route W bridge over Route 54 and the interchange bridges at Routes 63 and 94 will be rehabilitated. The goal of the project is to expand traffic capacity and make Route 54 as safe and reliable as possible through the area.  

Work is expected to take place in 2024, with the contract for the project scheduled to be awarded in December 2023. Motorists and area residents can find more details on this project, and leave comments, by visiting  

For more information and updates about this project or other transportation-related matters, please call 1-888-ASK-MoDOT (275-6636) or visit Follow the MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for project updates. 





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